Cash = Gifts can be made to the University by cash, check (made payable to The University of Akron Foundation) or by credit card (Visa, Mastercard, Discover, American Express). You now can give online using our secure online giving site. All gifts will be acknowledged with a receipt for your tax-filing purposes.
Securities = Use appreciated securities, such as stocks and bonds, to make a gift. With certain limitations, you can deduct the full fair market value of long-term appreciated securities. Arrange for an electronic transfer with select brokers and dealers.
Real estate = Can include personal residences, farms, vacation homes, commercial buildings or undeveloped parcels of land and can be for the entire property or a fractional interest.
Personal property = Can include such items as works of art, antiques, books, gems or precious stones, etc. Each gift item must be evaluated on an individual basis to determine whether it is related to the University's tax-exempt mission.
Gifts in kind = Can include such items as equipment, supplies, services, computer hardware and software, etc. Each gift item must be evaluated on an individual basis to determine whether it is related to the University's tax-exempt mission.
Matching gifts = Many companies offer programs where the gifts made by employees are matched. This benefit often applies to retirees, board members and employees' spouses as well.
Gifts can be made by check, credit card, stock transfer or pledge. For additional information on outright gifts, please contact our office at 330-972-7238 or firstname.lastname@example.org.